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Tellus Survey back for 2017

Tellus Survey back for 2017

Have you heard of the Tellus survey? It may be relevant to you. Conducted by the Geological Survey Ireland (GSI), the Tellus survey collects geochemical and geophysical data on rocks, soil and water across Ireland.

The latest geophysical phase of the survey involves a Twin Otter aircraft flying at a low level over County Mayo and western County Donegal (click on images below for full sized maps). The aircraft will be in the air from March 2017 to late autumn 2017 (weather permitting). The Tellus website – www.tellus.ie – is updated weekly with the planned flight schedule. If you’re operating from these areas, particularly from airstrips not marked on any charts, make sure you check online for up to date flight paths.

The aircraft will fly at a low level of 200 feet over rural areas, rising to 750 feet over urban areas. If you have any concerns about the survey, particularly if you’re operating from unmarked airstrips, or if you are interested in finding out more about the project, you can contact the Tellus Freephone information line on 1800 303 516 or visit www.tellus.ie. You can also follow Tellus on twitter, @TellusGSI. You can also read a Frequently Asked Question document by clicking here.

Tellus Survey – July 2016

Tellus is a ground and airborne geoscience mapping programme, collecting chemical and geophysical data that will inform the management of Ireland’s environment and natural resources. The aircraft operates at low altitude, if you plan on flying in the area check the Tellus website for details of the aircrafts location – www.tellus.ie

Airborne survey of Galway, Mayo and neighbouring parts of Roscommon, Offaly, Clare and Tipperary is underway. Survey is 27% complete.

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Low flying Survey Aircraft over Waterford

Tellus Aircraft ImageThe latest phase of the survey involves a Twin Otter aircraft flying at a low height over eastern Waterford, parts of southern Tipperary, Kilkenny and western Wexford and will be in the air from mid-April 2016 for 3-4 weeks (weather permitting). The Tellus website – www.tellus.ie – is updated weekly with the planned flight schedule.

The aircraft will fly at a low level, around 200ft, over rural areas, rising to 800ft over urban areas. While in most cases this aircraft will be operating beneath our normal operating altitudes, a good look out will be required during approach and landing, especially if you are operating in and out of unmarked strips.

The Tellus team is delivering an ongoing communications campaign in the region. If you have any concerns about the survey you can contact the Tellus Freephone information line on 1800 303 516 or visit www.tellus.ie. You can also follow Tellus on twitter, @TellusGSI

Click Map to see in full size

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